Is it wrong to want to become a “superstar” kids pastor to the kids of your church? I think about when I walk through the halls of my church or see my kids around Las Vegas they always scream out “HEY, IT’S PASTOR JUSTYN!” and run over people to give me a high five or hug. As our church is growing I find it happening more and more. At first, I kind of shrugged it off and thought nothing of it. However, recently I am embracing it more and more and want to be in a role where the kids of our church think of me as a “superstar.”
Here’s why. Think about all the Lady GaGa’s, Beyonce’s, Miley Cyrus’s, etc. out there that kids love and look up to. Well, to be honest, I want them looking up to me and my lead teachers more than those guys out there. It’s not that we want this “glory” it’s just that we want them to think of godly people as superstars—the people they want to be when they grow up. Hopefully you’re catching what I’m throwing down and not thinking I’m some big headed wanna be famous person. I realize a post like this can give people the wrong impression.
So, back to the question—Is it wrong to want to become a “superstar” kids pastor? Or, should we keep all the focus off ourselves?
I’m interested to hear your thoughts.